Tuition, Costs and Fees

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Lifetime investment

Invest in yourself. You’re worth it.

That investment begins with education.

Missouri State’s philosophy has always been: All students should have access to a high-quality college education.

Here your college degree – and a successful future career – is within reach.

Typical basic costs

The following table provides typical basic costs for an undergraduate student living on campus, both for a semester (15 hours) and for an academic year (fall and spring semesters combined, 30 hours). This chart is based on 2019-20 tuition and fees. Fees for 2020-21 will be finalized in June.

  Missouri resident
15 credit hours
(one semester)
Missouri resident
30 credit hours
(fall and spring semesters)
Non-Missouri resident
15 credit hours
(one semester)
Non-Missouri resident
30 credit hours
(fall and spring semesters)
Tuition and fees $3,794 $7,588 $3,794 $7,588
Out-of-state tuition $0 $0 $4,155* $8,310*
Housing and meals (average) $4,564 $9,128 $4,564 $9,128
Books and supplies $644 $1,288 $644 $1,288
Total $9,002 $18,004 $13,157 $26,314

* You may qualify for an out-of-state tuition waiver to cover this amount.

You should also plan for your personal expenses. The office of student financial aid establishes a cost of attendance that is used in making financial aid awards. It includes the above costs and an estimate for personal expenses.

Actual expenses vary by student, based on credit hours, academic program, lifestyle and other factors.

Helping you save money

Missouri State is ranked among the lowest for student loan debt in Missouri and the nation.

Cost of tuition


For most Missouri high-need students


Of Missouri State graduates

Typical costs

Our total costs are lower than most other universities in the state and well below the national average.

Source: College Board Trends in College Pricing 2018-19, national averages for four-year colleges

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